Michael “Manny” Manuelito

Director, Project Management for Broadband and Energy Programs

Pueblo of Laguna

Manny has more than 20 years of experience in the utility, broadband, energy, and Tribal government spaces, leading cross-functional teams on projects and programs. He has consulted with some of the largest utility companies throughout the world, working to better community infrastructures, streamline processes, and assess needs.  Manny has helped Tribes build their own utility companies and secure funding for those efforts.

Manny currently serves his tribe as an elected official and sits on the Tribal Council for the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico. As the elected senior official for the Village of Encinal — one of the six villages that make up the Pueblo of Laguna — he carries the additional responsibility of serving as he second Fiscale for the Pueblo. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Boise State University as well as a project management professional license from the Project Management Institute.

In his role, Manny will work with business units within Tribal Ready to ensure process and governance on all client engagements.  He will also work closely with Tribal leadership, communities, technical teams, and regulatory authorities for project implementation.

During his off time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, camping, and going on trips to explore all that mother nature has to offer. Manny is also heavily involved with his Tribe and their cultural activities.